Saints : a very short introduction
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Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Book
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xviii, 149 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index.
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"The idea of saints and sainthood are familiar to all, irrelevant of religious faith. Simon Yarrow looks at the origins, ideas, and definitions of sainthood, sanctity, and saints in the early Church, tracing their development in history and explaining the social roles saints played in the ancient, medieval, and modern worlds. Along the way Yarrow considers the treatment of saints as objects of literary and artistic expression and interpretation, and as examples of idealised male and female heroism, and compares Christian saints and holy figures to venerated figures in other religious cultures, including Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. He concludes by considering the experiences of devotees to saints, and looking at how saints continue to be powerful presence in our modern world." -- Publisher's description

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Yarrow, S. (2018). Saints: a very short introduction . Oxford University Press.

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Yarrow, Simon. 2018. Saints: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.

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Yarrow, Simon. Saints: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press, 2018.

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Yarrow, Simon. Saints: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press, 2018.

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